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Postdoctoral fellow position (100%) in the Functional Cancer Genomics Group

Institute of Oncology Research

Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) - Bellinzona

The Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) in Bellinzona, Switzerland, is a rapidly evolving, leading center for basic and translational research in oncology in Europe.
IOR is affiliated with the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and its Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, as well as with other leading Universities and Research Centers. The Theurillat group is working on competitive projects in basic and translational prostate cancer research (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Jean-Philippe+Theurillat).

Job Description
The successful candidate will work as part of an international team that is dedicated to understanding the regulation of the drug-delivery target PSMA and the pathways linked to lineage plasticity/adaptation to androgen receptor inhibition in prostate cancer. The position offers excellent scientific opportunities in a highly stimulating and interdisciplinary environment involving close interactions between medical and basic scientists. Investigations range from projects related to:

  • Regulation of the drug-delivery target PSMA in prostate cancer
  • Biology of residual tumor cells after androgen receptor inhibition (e.g., TNFalpha-, STAT3-, NFkappaB-, Interferon-Signaling)
  • Targeting micro-metastasis and residual tumor cells

Candidate’s profile

  • Determined to solve important and challenging questions in biology/medicine
  • Strong interest/background in gene expression regulation, chromatin biology, inflammatory signaling cascades (see above), and cancer mouse models
  • At least one first-author publication
  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. already obtained or soon-to-be

The position is located at the Institute of Oncology Research, a leading institution in basic and translational cancer research in Southern Switzerland with state-of-the-art core facilities and competitive salaries. The highly collaborative lab has ongoing projects with groups at the Paul-Scherrer Institute (ETHZ), Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, among others.

Initial appointment
PostDoc - 1 year - 100%

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive digital application in English in a single PDF File. The application will include curriculum vitae (with training, working experience and publications), two reference letters, and a statement of research interest (maximum one page).
Please submit your application to: humanresources@ior.usi.ch.Reference in the email object: yoursurname_JPT_PostDoc
Applications sent to different contacts, in other formats, or after the deadline, will not be considered.
For inquiry regarding this job please contact jean-philippe.theurillat@ior.usi.ch
More information about the Institute and Prof. Jean-Philippe Theurillat is available at the following link: www.ior.usi.ch.


Starting date
Fall/Winter 2022